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“Lovely outdoor seating and great food.”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #94 of 1 256 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Established by the inimitable Freda, Cafè Paradiso immediately set the bar for local cuisine and, from its inception, introduced us to a variety of dishes and ingredients seldom before experienced locally. Loving the idyllic setting and the warm ambience, Capetonians eagerly tucked into exotic and ‘foreign’ fare such as tzatziki, dolmades and babaganoush as well as the delicious country-style dishes which emanated from Paradiso’s bustling kitchens. Joined by three more formidable women, Laurille, Lynn and Mapula, Frieda and her team remained the heart of city trading with a lineage of values forming the foundation of this amazing establishment.
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had lunch here and sat outdoors in the good weather. It was lovely. Great salads. The burgers were also exceptional. Large portions and good service.

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Thank RoBertie
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Rarely does one come after after wine and a full meal to hop online for a review but this place deserves high praise. We had delicious meals including yummy truffled mushrooms & good wine and perhaps the best Caesar salad ever. And yet the way they treated our sons and anticipated their needs was as incredible. A fully lovely experience! We'd go back when it's not rainy to make it even better.

Thank Maggie M
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Ate here 4 times in 6 days, partially due to proximity and some severe food allergies. The gnocchi was not my favourite (bit overcooked) but the steak and other pasta items were all quite good. Reasonable with a good wine selection.

The best part though was the accommodating nature of the staff for those with food allergies. The availability of side dishes like roasted root veg was great for grain and nightshade avoiders. Quaint, comfortable spot as well for those cool Capetown spring nights.

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Thank Stanima
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered a blue steak. The steak was perfect! Per. Fect. Service was outstanding. 5 stars. Very quaint, picturesque location with a beautiful view from the decks. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Prolly best to book in advance. Was very busy the night we went. Nonetheless a very personal level of service.

Thank Melbshuffler
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place! Fresh food, very friendly staff, and ostrich! We ordered a glass of Shiraz and shared the soup d’jour which was zucchini potato purée—yummy and mellow. Then my husband had the pasta d’jour which was butternut squash sage butter pasta—delicious, and I had the pepper crusted ostrich. Wow! Tasted like a super tender steak. They recommended it medium rare and that was excellent. The prices were more than reasonable. Good job!

Thank juanitawells62
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